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NECIC Invites All To Annual Meeting

13 Jan , 2019  


North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC)
will host their annual public board of directors meeting on Wednesday, February 6, from 4 to 6 PM at their office, 134 N. Main St. in downtown Mansfield. The public and media are encouraged to attend. More…

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NECIC Founds New African American Leadership Initiative

10 Jan , 2019  

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) has announced the founding of the African American Leadership Initiative (AALI). AALI’s mission is to identify and cultivate African American leaders in Mansfield and Richland County. More…

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Meet The Hunters: A Great North End Family

6 Jan , 2019  

NECIC recently began a series shining a spotlight on residents of the North End who have been highly involved in their neighborhood and city.

Their first spotlight focused on a family that has been much-involved in their community and was written by Candace Harrell, Communications Coordinator for the North End Community Improvement Collaborative. More…

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City Of Mansfield To Discuss CDBG Grants And Consolidated Plan At NECIC

26 Dec , 2018  

The City of Mansfield is in the process of developing a new Consolidated Plan as well as First-Year Action Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Funds (HOME) through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Consolidated Plan will cover the 2019-2023 period and will identify the City’s priorities for allocating these federal grant funds for the next five years. Preparation of the Plan is guided by the regulations and requirements contained in the Code of Federal Regulations 24 CFR Part 91. More…

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NECIC’s Faith Based Advisory Council Meets, Looks Ahead At Exciting Programming For 2019

6 Dec , 2018  

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) held their quarterly Faith Based Advisory Council (FBAC) breakfast meeting last week, bringing 2018 to a close and announcing new ventures for 2019.

The event was attended by representatives of local churches and faith-based initiatives, as well as representatives from area organizations, including Richland County Children’s Services and Idea Works. More…

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Customer Service Certification Program Being Offered: Updated

18 Nov , 2018  

NOTE: This article has been updated with additional information

A collaboration between North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC), Temp2Higher, North Central State College, and the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library will bring a free Customer Service Certification program to the NECIC/Temp2Higher training facility. The class will begin December 3.

The intensive, week-long training will be taught by instructors from North Central State College, and will cover all aspects of customer service, from communication to defusing critical situations and handling conflict. More…

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NECIC Meet The Candidates Night

18 Oct , 2018  

If you missed the North End Community Improvement Corporation’s Meet the Candidates night, you can view a repeat of their Facebook Live coverage at this location.

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NECIC Hosting Candidates Night; Will Livestream And Live Tweet

8 Oct , 2018  

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) will host Meet the Candidates Night on Wednesday, October 17, from 6 to 8 PM, at their office, 134 N. Main St., Mansfield. In addition to their platform, candidates will be asked to share their views on issues of importance to North End residents, especially resident recommendations outlined in the NECIC North End Community Economic Development Plan, concisely explained in its Executive Summary. More…

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Community Collaboration Leads To Increased Industrial Park Bus Service

6 Oct , 2018  

In an effort to support Mansfield industrial park employees, Richland County Transit joined forces with businesses as well as North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc (NECIC) and its workforce development division, Temp2Higher, and the Richland County Regional Planning Commission to bring increased service to the area. Not only will RCT continue their regular service, but, for a six-month trial period, buses will run at times that coincide with shift hours at most industrial park employers. More…

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Schools

Federal Grant To Boost At-Risk Academic Performance

14 Sep , 2018  

An after-school partnership between Mansfield City Schools and the North End Community Improvement Cooperative (NECIC), funded by an $850,000 federal grant, has a goal of improving the academic performance of at-risk middle school students over the next five years.

“We will help the NECIC and they will help us with family engagement. Our combined goal will be academic improvement for at-risk seventh- and eighth-graders,” said Holly Christie, Ed.D, the district’s director of student support programs. More…

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Have You Ever Been Foraging?

17 Jul , 2018  

If you’ve never been foraging for growing things which can be eaten or are otherwise useful, why not learn from an expert?

Join Nicholas Copley of Lionheart Medicinal Gardens on Tuesday, July 31 as he leads a foraging expedition around North Lake Park. More…

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Summer Reading Opportunities At Four Mansfield Locations

29 Jun , 2018  

For many elementary-age children, the term “summer slide” means gliding down a colorful plastic chute to splash into a swimming pool. For Mansfield City Schools Superintendent Brian Garverick, however, it means the erosion of reading skills that can occur between May and August.

“There are summer reading opportunities in Mansfield – the Big Red Bookshelf is a great example — but we wanted something more to combat summer slide,” Garverick told the board of education earlier this month. “So we approached the North End Community Improvement Cooperative.” More…

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Drink Healthy Straight From Your Garden

18 May , 2018  

It’s an opportunity to learn about growing your own ingredients for some delicious summer refreshment.

Local herb and foraging guru Nicolas Copley will present “Herbal Teas from the Garden” at the NECIC Blust Avenue Teaching Garden next Tuesday at 3:30 PM. Participants will learn how to transform their own herb gardens into a source for refreshment. More…

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NECIC Moved To New Home

13 May , 2018  

Entrance area, 134 North Main Street

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC)  hàs announced that it has moved to a different location on North Main.

You will now find NECIC at the former Urban Center, 134 North Main in downtown Mansfield. The new location will serve as an office and training center for NECIC, as well as Temp2Higher, a program of its workforce development initiative. More…